American Prof Rachel Dolezal Changes Her Name To Nkechi Amare Diallo

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of Spokane, Washington’s NAACP chapter who faked being black until she was outed by her parents has given herself a new Nigerian name.

Rachel Dolezal is now to be officially known as Nkechi Amare Diallo, which means ‘gift of God’ in Igbo language:

Legal documents obtained by show. Diallo, meaning ‘bold,’ is a last name of Fula origin. The Fula people are a Muslim ethnic group thought to have roots in the Middle East and North Africa, who are now widely dispersed across West Africa.

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Dolezal, 39, was a prominent activist for black people and a lecturer in African American studies in Washington. Dolezal acknowledges that she is ‘Caucasian biologically,’ but says she identifies as black. She said that she ‘began to see the world through black eyes’ as a teenager after her parents adopted four black children.

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